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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Skiing
Description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary...
Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
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Interesting piece of history

The mansion and grounds are beautiful. Definitely a must see if you are in the Manchester area. The views from the estate are amazing. The flower gardens are beautiful. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Melrose, Connecticut, United States
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Melrose, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The mansion and grounds are beautiful. Definitely a must see if you are in the Manchester area. The views from the estate are amazing. The flower gardens are beautiful. We thought the admission of $18 per person was pretty steep to tour the grounds and mansion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was actually a pretty cool attraction that we stumbled upon driving down some road. A historic mansion, and a functioning goat farm! That's winning! The person in the goat farm even let my wife and I hold the baby goats. That was so cool.

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Manchester, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place brings you back in years with the antiques and interesting guided tour. I found it very interesting and the gardens are wonderful and wonderful view of the valley. Good for families if the kids like that sort of thing and get stoked about history. I just wish Hildene still hosted public events like the Fall Craft Show, which... More 

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is not another rich/famous house that charges you a bundle just for a peak of their home. There's that, but it's much much more. The entire estate is beautiful with two gardens and you can pick fruits off of them and eat it. There is a private train that you can visit, and then a beautiful goat (and cows,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lovely mansion. I recommend the guided tour. It was very informative and plesant. Nice little museum at the end with one of Abraham Lincoln's top hats. See the gardens, trails, train, conservatory, farm with goats and watch the cheese making process.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a lovely old mansion, with period furniture, some Lincoln memorabilia, a restored Pullman car yo tour, lovely, lovely gardens and grounds, trails, a farm area, and cross country skiing in winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We learned a lot! This is really a step back in time. Be sure to give yourself time to see all areas. There is also a goat farm and a restored Pullman car that we missed because of the sudden rain.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Well worth the visit, the mansion and farm were a pleasure to tour. We purchased fresh goat cheese made on the property.

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Sebring, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Built by Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. Beautiful home still set up as tho he still lived there. Learned about the Lincoln family and the lifestyle of the rich back then. A Pullman car is on the estate to view also. Great way to learn some history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I found out about the summer home of Robert Lincoln while talking with another couple during our stay at the wilburton inn.this hidden gem offered a tour of the estate, a working farm(with petting zoo) and a restored Pullman train car.i was fascinated by the Afro-American history I learned via a great exhibit. The staff was knowledgeable... More 

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Additional Information about Hildene

Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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